The Ants of Africa
Genus Tetramorium
Tetramorium intonsum Bolton

Tetramorium intonsum Bolton

return to group key {link to the Hymenoptera Name Server} Type location Ghana (Bolton, 1980: 288, illustrated, head only, worker) .

Bolton's description (1980) is at {original description}.


{Tetramorium intonsum} Nigeria specimens (as Tetramorium species Q, Taylor, 1980a: 55). WORKER. TL 2.8 mm, HL 0.65, HW 0.58, SL 0.58, PW 0.44
Head, alitrunk and pedicel rugoreticulose, rugae more pronounced dorsally. Erect hairs abundant and moderately long. Eye small. Propodeal spines moderately long and acute, with a slight down turn apically; metapleural lobes short and low triangular. Petiole node with a distinct anterior face; posterodorsal face curved. Colour yellow-brown.
The specimen from Nigeria was found in a dry dead log in a kola plot in the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Idi Ayunre, by B. Bolton.

Holotype worker and 8 paratype workers collected from rotten wood CRIG by Bolton (15.i.1971), plus 3 other collections, all of workers, by him at CRIG (in 1970-71).

The only other finding was from Ivory Coast at Dabou Savannah, west of Abidjan (W.L. Brown).

A finding from Guinea, reported by Bernard (1952) as Tetramorium shilohense may well be of this species (rather than the southern Africa shilohense).


{Tetramorium intonsum} The photomontage is of the holotype worker collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=casent901168.

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